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Also Known As: Shawn Adam Levy Died:
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Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, CA Profession: director, producer, actor

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Shawn Levy established himself in the early 2000s as a go-to director for major studio comedy features, most notably the big-budget comic adventures "Night at the Museum" (2006) and "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" (2009). The Canadian-born Levy broke into show business in the late 1980s as an actor with occasional television guest star roles, but would go on to make a bigger name producing and directing light kiddie fare, including stewarding the Disney Channel hit, "The Famous Jett Jackson" (1998-2001), before eventually graduating to network primetime as executive producer of the short-lived Rebecca Romjin series, "Pepper Dennis" (2006). In the meantime, he developed a rep as a workmanlike helmsman of family films, often working in tandem with producer Robert Simonds on films like the two Steve Martin vehicles, "Cheaper by the Dozen" (2003) and "The Pink Panther" (2006). Though never a critical darling, Levy watched the box-office receipts of his movies increasingly outweigh his less auspicious notices; most markedly with the "Night at the Museum" franchise, which collectively went on to gross nearly $1 billion at the worldwide box office. By the end of the millennium's first...

Shawn Levy established himself in the early 2000s as a go-to director for major studio comedy features, most notably the big-budget comic adventures "Night at the Museum" (2006) and "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" (2009). The Canadian-born Levy broke into show business in the late 1980s as an actor with occasional television guest star roles, but would go on to make a bigger name producing and directing light kiddie fare, including stewarding the Disney Channel hit, "The Famous Jett Jackson" (1998-2001), before eventually graduating to network primetime as executive producer of the short-lived Rebecca Romjin series, "Pepper Dennis" (2006). In the meantime, he developed a rep as a workmanlike helmsman of family films, often working in tandem with producer Robert Simonds on films like the two Steve Martin vehicles, "Cheaper by the Dozen" (2003) and "The Pink Panther" (2006). Though never a critical darling, Levy watched the box-office receipts of his movies increasingly outweigh his less auspicious notices; most markedly with the "Night at the Museum" franchise, which collectively went on to gross nearly $1 billion at the worldwide box office. By the end of the millennium's first decade, Levy had made a name for himself as a staple creator of Hollywood's lighter blockbuster fare, commanding some of the top budgets for comedic productions in the business.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Real Steel (2011)
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  Date Night (2010)
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  Just Married (2003) Director
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  Cheaper By the Dozen (2003) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Cheaper By the Dozen (2003) Press Room Reporter
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 Big Fat Liar (2002) Wolf Party Guest
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 Made In America (1993) Dwayne
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 Brotherhood of the Gun (1991) Teddy Mcbride
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 Kiss, The (1988) Terry
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 Liberace: Behind the Music (1988) Glenn Rivers
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 Wild Thing (1987) Paul
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1986:
First credited job was the CBS TV-movie "Miles to Go"
1986:
Made acting debut in the low-budget horror film "Zombie Nightmare"
1988:
Acted in the CBS biopic "Liberace: Behind the Music"
1990:
Appeared in episodes of "thirtysomething" (ABC) and "21 Jump Street" (Fox)
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Produced the short film, "Broken Record," while working on his master's degree
1996:
Made directing debut on the Nickelodeon series "The Secret World of Alex Mack"
1997:
Helmed episodes of the Canadian revival of the "Lassie" franchise
1997:
Directed episodes of the Showtime anthology series "Dead Man's Gun"
1998:
Directed the Disney Channel series "The Famous Jett Jackson"; was made executive producer in 2000
2001:
Directed the Disney Channel movie, "Jett Jackson: The Movie"
2002:
Directed first feature "Big Fat Liar," starring Frankie Muniz and Amanda Bynes
2003:
Directed Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy in the romantic comedy "Just Married"
2003:
Directed a remake of "Cheaper by the Dozen," starring Steve Martin as the father of twelve
2006:
Directed the big budget remake of the Blake Edwards/Peter Sellers franchise "The Pink Panther," starring Martin in the role of Sellers' Inspector Clouseau
2006:
Produced the short-lived series "Pepper Dennis" (The WB), starring Rebecca Romjin as an ambitious broadcast journalist; also directed the pilot episode
2006:
Made feature producing debut with "Night at the Museum"; also directed with Ben Stiller starring
2009:
Directed the sequel, "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian"
2009:
Guest starred on NBC's "30 Rock"
2010:
Directed Tina Fey and Steve Carell in the comedy feature "Date Night"
2011:
Directed Hugh Jackman in the action drama "Real Steel"; also produced
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Education

University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California -
Stagedoor Manor: Loch Sheldrake , New York -
Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut - 1989

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